South Lake Tahoe Area Gang Sweep

On June 11, 2014 a gang enforcement operation was conducted in the South Lake Tahoe area. The participating agencies included the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, the El Dorado County Probation Department and the South Lake Tahoe Police Department.

Probation searches were conducted on six residences in the South Lake Tahoe area. During these searches evidence of gang affiliation was found. Two additional gang member validations were documented.

The operation resulted in the arrests of three persons; one for violation of probation and another for possession of drug paraphernalia. The third person was a fugitive from justice who was wanted on a felony warrant out of San Diego County.

With the cooperative actions of these allied agencies, further gang sweep operations can be expected in the future. Concerned citizens are encouraged to contact local law enforcement with information that may assist in these future endeavors.